A Conversation for Margaret Thatcher - British Prime Minister 1979 - 1990
Phil (just the one head) Started conversation Apr 1, 2001
Just thought you might like some encouragement that this is a nice summary of a not very nice lady and I thought it was rather well researched and written. I particularly liked the comparison with HRH the DofE.
I remember having to explain all this to a group of American and Canadian friends who couldn't understand why we weren't more enthusiastic about her.
Why am I the first person to comment? Maybe (nice thought this) no-one is too worked up about her any more.
Ormondroyd Posted Apr 9, 2001
There was a great deal of comment here before the BBC takeover, but of course the forums were removed during the absence of h2g2.
Believe me, people still get worked up about Thatcher. The general consensus seemed to be that we'd all meet up for a when she dies.
I know that might sound harsh - but what she did to Britain was very harsh indeed.
Phil (just the one head) Posted Apr 10, 2001
No you're right - lest we forget etc. Not sure how to put one of those cocktails in the message (sorry - h2g2 novitiate) but I hope I'll be there knocking them back with you all!
Ormondroyd Posted Apr 10, 2001
To raid the cabinet and discover all the many and various h2g2 Smileys, just go here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/h2g2/guide/Smiley
AgProv2 Posted Jan 29, 2007
For an article like this to work on h2g2 it has to be as objective and dispassionate as possible - the arguments can happen someplace else, indeed MUST happen somewhere else, in order for hootoo to work as a concept. And ye gods, I'm writing as one of Thatcher's greatest haters...
Well done to the author for acheiving an almost Spock-like detachment about the subject matter that I think I could never have matched in a thousdand years!
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